ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask

Living in the big city, we’'re no strangers to clogged pores. That’'s because dirt, debris, and pollution get past even the most diligent cleansing routine and bury themselves deep beneath the skin’'s surface. Luckily, urban toxins are no match for this hard-working mask. It harnesses the purifying power of natural charcoal, ridding our skin of pesky impurities and giving us a much more radiant complexion. While charcoal pulls stubborn pore-cloggers to the surface, white china clay and lecithin work together to dissolve any remaining impurities.

ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask
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I have acne-prone skin, even still at 28 years-old. (Genetics are swell.) Anyway, I'm always on the lookout for any skincare product that will improve my acne without drying my skin out. (It's just a cruel joke to have acne and forehead wrinkles at the same time.) Anyway, I put this bad boy on last night and the first thing I noticed was the intense tingle. It feel like someone was blowing their Listerine breath on my face. (That was meant to sound more pleasant than it probably did.) It got a little intense, but once the product started to dry the intensity came down a notch. And after the rinse, I could SEE the tiny blackheads between my eyebrows had vanished. Long story short, this works. Be sure to throw a good moisturizer on overnight. You will wake up with brand new(ish) skin. You're welcome.

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Made me break out--worked better as spot treatment
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I feel like I was one of the unlucky few for whom this product just did not agree.

I started using this mask a few times in one week and in a couple days I started seeing way more new breakouts than before (and my skin had been pretty clear for a while). I took a break and waited for it to clear up and then several weeks later when I saw the beginnings of a new breakout, I gave this product another shot BUT as a spot-treatment tool (so not all over my face) and it did a really good job for treating that one area.

For people with sensitive skin, I would recommend trying it out first before buying the full product. Also, if a full face mask doesn't work, use this for spot treatment.

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one of the best

Probably one of my favorite masks of all time. I have seriously oily skin and large pores and suffer from acne, but using this mask a few times a week seriously has made a difference.

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I bought this full size without sampling it first due to the rave reviews. So much regret. I've tried using it three times and each time it makes me break out SO BADLY which is very rare for me. Right after washing it off, your skin is really soft. 12 hours later, pimples everywhere. I have pretty normal to dry skin so I was surprised by these results.

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Oh My
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This product initally worked well but then my breakouts started. I normally have very small blemishs or blackheads. After I used the Orgins mask, I have 4 cystic pimples.

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Broke me out

Not a fan of this stuff. I tried it three times and each time I broke out. My skin is sensitive to this brand

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Made me break out!

While this product made my skin smooth and shiny, it actually made me break out Always, without fail, each time I tried to use it-I'd break out on my cheeks or chin.

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Mini breakouts are true!
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I tried a Sephora sample of this mask once. I enjoyed the smooth refreshed look my face had after using it. I read the reviews on Birchbox before purchasing and saw a few reviewers mentioned little bumps appeared on their skin after use. I assumed it was a random occurrence for those individuals and decided to make my purchase . After the second use, the bumps began to appear. I decided to continue using the product to see if perhaps this was a "purging" effect. NOPE. The bumps continued to appear and I promptly stopped using the product. It has been about three to four weeks since I stopped using it and though the bumps have begun to disappear they are still very apparent on my jawline and forehead. I'm medium to dark skin tone so perhaps it works differently depending on your pigment.

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The best

This is easily my favorite charcoal mask of all time

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Feels Great

I have this mask and while messy going on, it always comes off well and really leaves my pores feeling clean

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